The President, Congress, and most Americans agree prescription drug prices are too high. After years of drug price and spending growth, 2019 has so far seen an explosion of policy proposals from both parties that could promise some relief.
The American workplace has changed profoundly over the past 40 years and continues to evolve. RAND researchers recently took a systems approach to rethinking the nation's workforce development and employment system.
Former Ambassador James Dobbins, Raphael Cohen, and Howard Shatz discuss Russia's economic, political, and military vulnerabilities and anxieties. What are some ways the United States can impose costs on Russia?
In this congressional briefing, Bryce Pardo and Beau Kilmer discuss factors that have contributed to the rise of synthetic opioids like fentanyl in the U.S. What do policymakers need to consider in their efforts to address this threat in the United States?
Since the turn of the century, key U.S. allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific have been establishing or deepening their defense ties. These new linkages and security commitments among regional actors have substantial implications for the United States, China, and the Indo-Pacific region.
The U.S. overdose crisis has worsened dramatically with the arrival of synthetic opioids like fentanyl. A new RAND report found that deaths involving synthetic opioids increased from roughly 3,000 in 2013 to more than 30,000 in 2018.
In an era of great power competition, the United States can no longer assume that air bases will be sanctuaries. An enemy could disrupt air operations with attacks on a few high-payoff targets at main operating bases or the joint air operations center.
As the world's two largest economies, the United States and China face increasingly similar public health challenges. RAND's Jennifer Bouey outlines some potential initiatives that should be considered for future U.S.-China collaborations.
RAND experts have testified and answered questions for staff on a variety of homeland security topics this year, including terrorism prevention, fentanyl flows into the United States, and Coast Guard workforce issues.
How is the illicit flow of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids impacting communities across the United States? A recent RAND report examined mortality and seizure data at the state level across several drug classes to better understand the evolution and concentration of overdose fatalities in the United States.
The summer recess provides an opportunity to get ahead of issues that will resurface in the fall. To that end, RAND has compiled recent research on topics likely to top the congressional agenda come September.